Collect • Share • Inspire

Congratulations to our 2020 Award Winners!

In the second year of the Advocacy in Action Awards, over forty winning projects are being hailed for the powerful impact on their communities. By collecting, recognizing, and sharing outstanding examples of local advocacy efforts, we ultimately hope to inspire programs across the nation to take action in their own communities. 

What are you doing NOW?

During this challenging time of COVID-19, music programs all over the country are learning to adapt and create new ways to serve the community, while advocating music matters. Tell us your story and inspire others to put advocacy in action!

A Radically Different Call to Action

The Advocacy in Action Awards Program

What helps advance active music-making in your community? We want to know what you are doing. If you are proud of your advocacy efforts, we encourage you to share.

The Advocacy in Action Awards Program is designed to collect and share local music education advocacy ideas across America. Winning entries will be promoted at all Music for All programs and in both digital and print materials. Any scholastic music program in the United States has the opportunity to be recognized.

Categories include:

  • Decision-Maker Interaction
  • Recruitment & Retention
  • Community Engagement
  • Marketing & Promotion
  • Parent & Booster Involvement
  • Fundraising & Sponsorship

Submit your ideas today—Inspire ALL to ACTION!

For too long music advocacy has leaned mainly on research-based justifications. Let’s get practical.

Eric Martin

President & CEO, Music for All

Let’s do the things necessary and helpful in creating a school, community, and nation that couldn’t imagine being without SCHOOL MUSIC.

Jeremy Earnhart

Chief Operating Officer, Music for All

Part of advocacy is being present—saying “yes”…to a parade, bringing small ensembles around the community, or touring elementary choirs during the holidays.

James Stephens

Dir. of Education & Advocacy, Music for All

Apply Today!

What are YOU doing to advance music education in your community? Share your best practices and ideas to inspire others to put advocacy into action! Applications close September 15, 2020. 

Award Categories

Decision-Maker Interaction

Recruitment & Retention

Community Engagement

Marketing & Promotion

Parent & Booster Involvement

Fundraising & Sponsorship